Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Welcome to the Atheist Church

Today’s Sermon, once again, is from the Gospel of Luke:

"And the devil said to him, If you are the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God" (Luke 4:3-4).

Paul Simon, in Loves Me Like a Rock sang, "When I was a little boy and the Devil would call my name, I'd say 'Now who do, who do you think you're fooling?'"

Then he spoke of his mother, and said, "She loves me like a rock. She rocks me like the rock of ages."

So, how did you react when the Devil called your name. What did you say, when he whispered that there’s no God? Some of you didn’t have the sense of a little boy, and you were fooled by him. He blinded your mind (see 2 Corinthians 4:4). So you willingly became a fool for Satan. You lived your life as a pawn in his grimy hand, to do his evil will.

When Paul Simon spoke of his mother and the rock, he was referring to Jesus Christ, the Rock of Ages, who was cleft for wicked sinners such as you an me. He is called that name because when Moses asked to see God’s glory, God warned him that the experience would kill him. Eternal justice would spill from God and immediately execute him, because of his sinfulness.

So God hid him in the cleft of a rock, and he was allowed to look at where God had passed by (see Exodus 33:19). The experience was so glorious, that when Moses came down from the mountain the children of Israel couldn’t even look at the radiance of the face of Moses, because he had looked at where God had been.

That's the God you have to face, and if you face Him without the shelter of Rock of Ages from His burning holiness, it will consume you... "for our God is a consuming fire" (see Hebrews 12:29).

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Collection: We don’t have one.

Benediction: May you come to know the Lord, this week.